You won’t know how this flight attendant saved a young girl from a man
Flight attendants undergo specific training in order to keep an eye on people with and react to anything that they find out of normal. They have to scan hundreds of people each day and have to keep an eye on everyone of them. One such flight attendant remembered her training and thanks to that was able to save this teenagers’ life from human trafficking.
1 The situation
Back in 2011, a 14-15 year old girl was travelling abroad an Alaska Airlines flight along with a middle aged man from Seattle to San Francisco. A flight attendant by the name of Sheila Fredrick, saw that girl was uncomfortable travelling with the man and said that the teenager looked like she had gone through hell and she knew something was not right. Her doubt was confirmed when the man didn’t let the girl talk and gave all the answers for girl when Fredrick approached them. “He was well dressed, that’s what kind of got me because why he is well dressed and she is looking disheveled and out of sorts,” Frederick said. Sensing that she needed to help, she discreetly asked her to come to the bathroom.
2 The alert flight attendant
Sheila Fredrick was very much alert that the man should not come to know that she is communicating to help the girl. She told her to go to the toilet in the flight and beforehand kept a note and pen for her to write a message on. After the girl visited the toilet, Sheila went in and found that she had written something on it. “She wrote on the note she needed help,” said Frederick, who told the pilot about what had happened. The pilot took the matter seriously and alerted the San Francisco police at the airport. The police were waiting for the man and the girl at the entrance and when they landed and reached the terminal, they took them aside for questioning. They saved the girl and took the man in custody. The young girl is now attending college and Fredrick keeps in touch with the girl. “I’ve been a flight attendant for 10 years and it’s like I am going all the way back to when I was in training and I was like I could have seen these young girls and young boys and didn’t even know,” said Fredrick.